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CEVA's DSP Cores Power Mobile, Smart Home, Automotive and IoT Applications

Digital signal processing is a key technology that is powering many of today's fastest growing electronics markets. Digital signal processors (DSPs) are specialized high-speed microprocessors that are optimized for performance and low-power in applications requiring repetitive arithmetic calculations to be performed on data arrays. DSPs provide the silicon foundation supporting the vast majority of today's electronic products – without DSPs there would be no cellular communications or vision processing in smartphones context-aware advanced driver assistance systems voice controlled wearables and consumer electronics or just about any other device we've come to rely on.

CEVA is the world's leading licensor of programmable Digital Signal Processor (DSP) cores and Platforms.

CEVA-DSP Cores Portfolio

Baseband Audio/Voice/Sensing Imaging/Vision
Baseband (PHY control) Voice processing and multi-mic noise reduction Deep learning and intelligent vision
4G/5G and MTC wireless communications Audio codecs and sound enhancement 3D vision and depth map
Connectivity Always-on sensor-fusion Computational photography and image enhancement


Pushing the limits of artificial intelligence on embedded systems. The CEVA-XM family is designed to bring intelligent imaging and vision to new heights with unprecedented performance and extremely efficient processing. The CEVA-XM family of cores is boosted by specially designed hardware accelerators, CDNN software framework, and software libraries seamlessly integrated to offer the industry’s most comprehensive solution for 3D vision, computational photography, and visual perception in mass market applications on embedded systems.

Target applications for the CEVA-XM vision DSPs include ADAS, autonomous driving, sense and avoid drones, virtual and augmented reality, smart surveillance, smartphones, robotics and more.


Extreme performance SDR vector processors coupled with flexibility, scalability, and ultra-low power consumption. The CEVA-XC Family of DSP cores is designed to fully address the requirements of software-based modems that demand extreme processing coupled with flexibility, scalability, and ultra-low power consumption. Leveraging a unique combination of VLIW and Vector architectures, the CEVA-XC family boasts up to 128 16-bit MACs.

Target applications include software defined radio (SDR) PHY and MAC processing tasks for wireless handsets, mobile computing, connectivity, wireless infrastructures and more: including LTE, LTE-A, HSPA/+, Wi-Fi, GPS, Digital Televisions (DTVs) demodulation and more.


High performance, high efficiency, low power consumption, VLIW/SIMD DSP. The CEVA-X Family of DSP cores is designed to offer high performance coupled with high efficiency and low power consumption. Leveraging a unique combination of VLIW and SIMD architectures, different members of the family offer dual or quad 16-bit MACs.

Target applications include baseband and broadband communications, 3G/4G wireless handsets video, voice and audio processing, used in Digital Televisions (DTVs), Set-Top Boxes (STBs), wireless handsets and mobile computing devices, and other general purpose signal processing requirements.


Ideal for high volume, cost-sensitive markets. The CEVA-TeakLite Family of DSP cores (CEVA-TeakLite, CEVA-TeakLite-II, CEVA-TeakLite-III and CEVA-TeakLite-4) is designed to address the needs of high volume, cost-sensitive markets. Based on a classic memory-based architecture, with 16-bit or 32-bit word-widths and single, dual and quad MACs, the CEVA-TeakLite family combines small die size, high code density, and high processing power.

Target applications include audio, voice, 2G/2.5G/3G wireless baseband, VoIP and other signal processing for mobile computing devices, wireless handsets, portable media players, hard disk drives, optical drives, and more.